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Ulster Council has released details of next Sunday’s
(15th August) provincial finals. The junior game between
Cavan and Armagh will have a 1-45pm start and Tyrone’s
Eileen Jones will take charge. The senior decider
will see Donegal and Monaghan take the field for a
3-45pm throw in. Brendan Gallagher also from Tyrone
will take be the man in the middle. Tickets for the
exciting double header will be €10 or £7. There will
be concessions for OAP’s and students.

Aghabog have advanced to the Monaghan senior final
with a 2-13 to 2-9 win over Magheracloone. The sides
were level four times in the first half and went in
at the break 0-8 each. Early second half goals from
Danielle Mc Gorman and Grace Mullen helped Aghabog
to an eight point lead and it looked like it was all
over for Magheracloone. However two late strikes from
County duo Niamh Kindlon and Edel Byrne kept everyone
on the edge of their seats. In the end Aghabog’s superior
fitness was a telling factor and they deservedly won
through. The remaining semi final will take place
this evening in Clontibret.

Reigning champions Donaghmoyne take on Monaghan Harps
at 7-45pm. Both sides will be missing key players
for the tie. Harps full forward Bonnie Fleming is
on holidays while Donaghmoyne will have to play without
Lisa Kingham and Amanda Casey who are injured.

The junior championship semi finals take place in
Armagh on Sunday evening at 7pm. Eire Og will meet
Lissumon at Grange and Ballyheagan play Whitecross
in Mullaghbrack. The final is scheduled for August
28th. On Monday evening the U14 semi finals are down
for decision. Harps are at home to Clann Eireann and
Mullaghabawn travel to Silverbridge.

There is also club championship action in Derry on
Sunday. Ballinascreen will be the venue for the intermediate
semi final between Ardtrea and Ballerin. Throw in
time is 4-45pm. The winners will play Derry Colmcille
in the final on August 29th. The junior final between
Ballymaguigan and Ballinascreen is fixed for August

The Castlewellan fifth annual ladies invitation sevens
will take place in the County Down town however they
will be postponed until later in the season at the
request of a number of teams because of their County
Championship commitments . Teams from all over the
country have received their invitations and entries
are already flowing in. The winners will receive the
May Steele Perpetual Trophy.

Paul Swift – Ulster PRO

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